WHO ARE CHRISSY AND MARK DONNELLY?

From Chicken Soup for the Working Woman's Soul

Who Are Chrissy and Mark Donnelly?

Chrissy and Mark Donnelly are a dynamic married couple working closely together as coauthors, marketers and speakers. They began their marriage with a decision to spend as much time together as possible—both in work and in spare time. During their honeymoon in 1995, they planned dozens of ways to leave their separate jobs and begin to work together on meaningful projects. Compiling a book of stories about love and romance was just one of the ideas.

Chrissy and Mark are the coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Chicken Soup for the Couple’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Golfer’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Father’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Golfer’s Soul: The 2nd Round and Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul. They are also at work on several other upcoming books, among them Chicken Soup for the Friend’s Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Married Soul.

As cofounders of the Donnelly Marketing Group, they develop and implement innovative marketing and promotional strategies that help elevate and expand the Chicken Soup for the Soul message to millions of people around the world.

Chrissy, COO of the Donnelly Marketing Group, grew up in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Portland State University. As a CPA, she embarked on a six-year career with Price Waterhouse.

Mark also grew up in Portland, Oregon, and unbeknownst to him, attended the same high school as Chrissy. He went on to graduate from the University of Arizona, where he was president of his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega. He served as vice president of marketing for his family’s business, Contact Lumber, and after eleven years resigned from day-to-day responsibilities to focus on his current endeavors.

Mark and Chrissy enjoy many hobbies together including golf, hiking, skiing, traveling, hip-hop aerobics and spending time with friends. Mark and Chrissy live in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and can be reached at:

Donnelly Marketing Group, LLC

3104 E. Camelback Road, Suite 531, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-508-8956

Fax: 602-508-8912

E-mail: [email protected]

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